Privacy

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit any of our web sites such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

For the purpose of receiving email alerts and confirming your comments in our commenting section, we do collect your email address which enters into our master email database. We will never release your email address to anyone, except in the case of disclosing your email address in response to any legal process.

We use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to any legal process such as an email address. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, and applicable laws or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

Agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information presented by third-parties.

We may update this Privacy Policy at anytime without notice. It is your responsibility to check back often for any revisions to this policy.

The above Privacy Policy is effective February 13, 2007.

Commenting

The Long Beach Post encourages debate and discussion in our comment sections on this Web site. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material in the comments section that would violate the law.

We reserve the right to review and determine whether or not your comment will be posted. Our ultimate decision to post your comment or not is final.

All comments should be relevant to the topic and remain respectful of the author and other commentators. By submitting your comment, you hereby give the Long Beach Post the right, but not the obligation, to post your comment(s) and accompanying identifying information in perpetuity.

We may update this Commenting Policy at anytime without notice. It is your responsibility to check back often for any revisions to this policy.

The above Comments Policy is effective August 1, 2007.

Covering the Long Beach City Council

Long Beach City Councilmember Dr. Robert Garcia is a co-founder of the Long Beach Post. Robert officially released himself from all of our company's editorial and business operations to run for public office. Dezire Lumachi now serves as the publisher and decision maker on all editorial and business operations. 

All of Robert's assets relating to the Long Beach Post shall be placed in a blind trust where Robert has no knowledge of the holdings of the trust and no right to intervene in its handling at any time. 

The Long Beach Post only accepts advertising revenue from non-general fund entities of the City of Long Beach.

The Long Beach Post continues to cover elected officials, including Robert, without reservation or unfair consideration at all times. Furthermore, any story covering Robert or the City Council will include a disclosure with a link to this page.

The above part of the Covering the City Council Policy is updated and effective January 11, 2013.

Sponsored Stories

A sponsored story is a paid advertisement from a Long Beach Post Partner. Sponsored stories are clearly marked with a "Sponsored" tag. All sponsored stories go through editorial review to ensure they are factually correct and meet the Post's standards for ethical journalism.